Police to boost car insurance?

Monday, 04 June 2012

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A police initiative aimed to boost road safety has successfully stopped more than 100 vehicles in Suffolk with positive results.

Of the motorists stopped by Operation Catchup some were found lacking car insurance, whereas others possessed drugs or were speeding

Special Constabulary officers, the roads policing unit and individuals from HM Revenue and Customs worked in unison in a bid to improve the safety of road users and pedestrians in the county.

Matt Bennington, special superintendent for West Suffolk, said that the project had a "dual purpose.

He explained that the initiative made motorists assess their driving as well as the condition of their vehicles, while giving some student special constables the chance to participate in a multi-agency operation.

Of those caught by the project, one car was found using red diesel, while another motorist possessed cannabis and was given a warning and on-the-spot fines were handed out to people for speeding and not wearing a seatbelt.

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